David will be undertaking this walk as a solo walker with the support of Samaritans branches, numerous businesses who have donated products and the Friends of the Listening Walk which is a constituted group set up to provide support to David’s walk.
To walk from Doncaster around the country visiting every Samaritan branch in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. David will volunteer at each branch he visits and offer emotional support to callers by telephone and email.
• If possible he wants to join up with the Samaritans Festival Branch and take part in their work at music festivals.
• To recruit 1,000 new Samaritan Volunteers.
• To raise £100,000 to help fund the Samaritans work and support his home branch; Doncaster Samaritans.
• To increase public awareness of the service that Samaritans provide as well as raise awareness of mental health issues.
Start Point – Sir Nigel Gresley Square Doncaster DN1 3BU
Start date: –14th April 2019
Start Time –13:00
Finish Point – Doncaster SamaritansBranch, 36 Thorne Road Doncaster DN1 2JA
Finish time and date – sometime in the future!
Walk Distance – approx 6,000 miles
No. of Ferry Crossings – 16
Walk duration – approx 24 months
No of Samaritans Branches –199 physical branches + festival branch and Correspondence Branch
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